For 25 years, Basic Trauma Life Support has been a standard for trauma education all levels of prehospital care. The Fifth Edition continues this tradition of excellence by retaining the strong patient assessment coverage that has made it a best-seller, while including new resources and the most current information. Completely covering the fundamentals that advanced providers need to know, it details the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient, and more! FEATURES INLCUDE: bull; bull;New art program and design bull;New case studies with follow-up in every chapter bull;Pearls. Located throughout the text, Pearls contain words of wisdom from experienced providers on tips and tricks of the trade. bull;NEW CD-ROM contains scenario-based practice questions, additional trauma photos, interactive activities, Inside the Body Media, and video clips. bull;NEW Companion Website- www.prenhall.com/campbell -Tied chapter-by-chapter to the text, this website provides interactive student quizzes, complete with scoring and instant feedback, as well as a Syllabus Manager for instructors.
Table of Contents
1. Scene Size-Up. 2. Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient. 3. Patient Assessment Skills. 4. Initial Airway Management. 5. Airway Management Skills. 6. Thoracic Trauma. 7. Thoracic Trauma Skills. 8. Shock Evaluation and Management. 9. Fluid Resuscitation Skills. 10. Head Trauma. 11. Spinal Trauma. 12. Spine Management Skills. 13. Abdominal Trauma. 14. Extremity Trauma. 15. Extremity Trauma Skills. 16. Burns. 17. Trauma in Children. 18. Trauma in the Elderly. 19. Trauma in Pregnancy. 20. Patients Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. 21. The Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest. 22. Blood and Body Fluid Precautions in the Prehospital Setting. Appendix A: Optional Skills. Appendix B: Radio Communications. Appendix C: Documentation: The Written Report. Appendix D: Trauma Care in the Cold. Appendix E: Role of the Air Medical Helicopter. Appendix F: Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Setting. Appendix G: Drowning, Barotrauma, and Decompression Injury. Appendix H: Injury Prevention and the Role of the EMS Provider. Appendix I: Multicasualty Incidents and Triage. Glossary. Index.